The campus will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 26–Sunday, Nov. 29. Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 30.

Continuing Education and Customized Training


"Our condominium overlooks the campus, and MCTC has been a very good neighbor to us. So, as an art lover, I took a painting course which allowed me to sharpen my technical brush stroke skills and let my creative energies flow."

–Sylvia Sabo, MCTC Continuing Education Student


“I feel MCTC is one of the best options for computer training. It has been a great experience and MCTC is an organization that we will use in the future.”

–Julie Droegemueller, Caribou Coffee


“In 2003 while working at HGA Architects we developed continuing education classes for MCTC in 3D Visualization and Building Information Modeling. I have loved being around the college and the learning environment because the students constantly keep me on my toes.”

–Nathan Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, MCTC Continuing Education Architectural Technology Instructor

Home Inspection

MCTC has partnered with Carson Dunlop and Associates to offer this high quality and convenient program, endorsed by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

This ten-course program provides you with the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the home inspection field. You will learn how to conduct visual examinations and deliver written reports on the physical and operational condition of homes or housing units.

The ten courses will be delivered through a blended approach of printed material and online sessions. Each of the ten courses requires between of 45 to 86 hours of study and you can work from the comfort of your own home or office.

Exercises and practical quizzes allow you to check your level of understanding with feedback. With the mixed course format you can stay connected with your instructor and other learners and share ideas with other participants in your online community. Courses can be taken individually if desired.

If you are interested in becoming a certified inspector, completion of all 10 courses is required.

Courses include:

  • Home Inspection – Air Conditioning/ Heating
  • Home Inspection – Plumbing
  • Home Inspection – Exterior
  • Home Inspection – Electrical
  • Home Inspection – Structure
  • Home Inspection – Heating I
  • Home Inspection – Heating II
  • Home Inspection – Insulation and Interior
  • Home Inspection – Roofing
  • Home Inspection – Communication and Professional Practice

See our course schedule for classes being offered in manufacturing, construction and trades.

Customize it!

We can work with your business to design tailored classes that meet your specific business training needs. Our customized training can be eligible for a wide variety of funding sources and we frequently work with nonprofit partners in workforce development.

For more information about the courses or customized training contact us at 612-659-6500 or

CECT Instructor Paints with Kids

Yuya Negishi

Continuing Education and Customized Training (CECT) art instructor Yuya Negishi visited fourth and fifth grade students to show them some of the skills he teaches in his Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting and Calligraphy class at MCTC. "I see beauty through working with kids. I’m a teacher, but at the same time those students taught me a lot," he said.

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$3.3 Million Grant Means Customized Training for Pioneer Press, Gedney Foods

Training at MCTC.

With help from a $3.3 million MN Job Skills Partnership grant to MnSCU, MCTC's Division of Continuing Education and Customized Training will provide uniquely designed programs for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Gedney Foods.

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MCTC–Thermo King Partnership

hermo King President Ray Pittard, left, and MCTC president Phil Davis.

MCTC was awarded $300,000 by the Department of Employment and Economic Development Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to develop and implement lean process improvement training. The training will be delivered to more than 550 engineering, design and management staff at Minnesota-based Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

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